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Carchesius

Artist:
Hans Kels the Younger (German, 1508/10–1565)
Date:
1541
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Diam. 1-3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.487
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 520
The artists who made these medallions paid the same careful attention to the clothing as the carver of the five-figure group above.
Inscription: CVM.QVATER.IMPLESSET.SEPTEM.CARCHESIVS.ANNOS./SIC.APVD.ALGAVIOS.LVMINA.ET.ORA.TVLIT (Obverse, around edge);

SPE.FINIS.DVRA.ANNO.DOMINI.M.D.XLI (Reverse)
Paul (until 1882) ; Baron Albert von Oppenheim ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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